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A made for social media mystery: who stole the red shoe from Cape Breton's famous Red Shoe Pub? Spread the word. Cast the dragnets. Can Canadians catch a thief?
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Tyler Heggie, PEI's marathon running kid, banned from hometown race for crime of being too young.
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Will Newfoundlanders' choose fish and brewis over deep-fried bird in a bucket?
Renee Marquis couldn’t spend another decade doing the same old deep-fried thing but she couldn’t just up and quit. “Colonel Sanders’ family and my family were personal friends,” she says.
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She was lost to history, marooned in Michigan, forgotten by most. Now, the SS Keewatin, the Blizzard of the North built five years before Titanic, a Canadian icon, is on her way home.
S.S. Keewatin was known as the “Blizzard of the North,” the pride of Canadian Pacific Railway’s Great Lakes Steamship fleet. Built five years before the Titanic, the ship is making its way back to Can...
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New Zealander Allison Lang has travelled to Edmonton to donate part of her liver to her three-year-old half sister for a life-saving operation.
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How crazy is this: Edmonton teacher gets suspended for giving students zero for skipping exams, missing assignments, teaching them there are consequences in life. 
Lynden Dorval tried to talk himself out of it. He understood the stakes. You push back against school administrators, swim against school policy and you become a marked man, an “insubordinate” problem...
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Milos Raonic who? Canada's greatest tennis is an octogenarian who lives out of the trunk of his car (and has friends in high places...)
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The Tour de France as traveling torture chamber. Or: why Henri Desgrange was an evil man...
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Something doesn't feel quite right about the Oscar (Blade Runner) Pistorius feel-good story...
Where does the story go from here? Oscar Pistorius has zero chance of medalling
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Our kids are not special. They are just kids. And not so different from the next kid, or the 3.2 million other kids who graduate from American high schools each year.
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Ronald Turpin was a bad man. A thief, a crook, a liar and, for his final criminal act, a cop killer who shot and killed Frederick Nash, a Toronto police officer, during a routine traffic stop in Feb.,...
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Keep your head up, especially on the sixth floor. It was a survival strategy every bellhop at the Château Laurier in the '40s learned
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